Denki Akechi

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Akechi (明智) family name, Denki (伝鬼) first name, (1940 - 2005)

Denki Akechi

Akechi developed many bondage techniques in pursuit of the beauty of Kinbaku, influenced many other Kinbakushi, resulting in the 'bondage boom' of the 1990s.



Alternate Name(s)

明智伝鬼(Japanese), Akechi Denoni


1940s: While in lower grade at elementary school excited by witnessing girlfriend tied to a tree in the playground.

1949(c): Elementary school Grade 3 - along with school friends exposed to SM and bondage magazines Kitan Club, The Decameron and Uramado in the local rental bookstore.

1950s: Junior high school - rented SM magazines from local bookstore to lend to other pupils where they would study the images and practise tying.

1956(c): Parent's company goes bankrupt. Has first surgery for heart disease and informed he will not live to the age of 30.

1957(c): Ties first woman, a café waitress.

1957: Works in the construction business.

1958: Becomes independent craftsman.

1959: Begins private Kinbaku.

1970: Has heart surgery. Prior to surgery, told he has less than a year to live.

1978: Comes into contact with Denjiro Sakurada and Shin Sakurada at GSG Planning and starts Kinbaku performances, including SM Bomber where many witness and absorb his Kinbaku techniques.

1980s: Prolific live performer and appears in many Kinbaku videos.

1985: Takes over Denjiro Sakurada's shows on his retirement from performing.

87 (Jul): Opens Studio Phantom in Shibuya for photo sessions.

1987 (Sep): Begins SM experimental Kinbaku theatre at Studio Phantom, once a month, and then twice from January 1988 until June 1997.

1989: Launches General Member outdoor photo sessions on an irregular basis.

1996: Founds Bakuyukai with Takumi Miura. Starts in-depth research of classical rope tying techniques.

1996: Performs "SM Techno Obsession (James Bondage - To Die Twice)" at Dotonbori Theater, Shibuya with Kurumi Mira. Planning: Takasu Motojin, Yano Hiroshi Yu. Script: Morizono Milk. Director: Kannonzaki Gootto. Nov 27-Dec 3, 1996.

1997 (Jun): Performs at Nakano Queen (oldest SM club).

1997 (Aug): Opens SM Club Garaha in Setagaya.

1997 (Nov): Appears in Department H.

1998: Japan Cultural Design Conference (Akita).

1998: Netherlands tour with Katsuragi Ayano, Banta Ryosuke, Takao Nakano and Kuromuchi Hyōko. Jul 25 performs at Club Doma with Katsuragi Ayano. Jul 25-Aug 1 1998.

1999: LOFT/PLUS ONE presents "Sexual Perversion on a Midsummer Night". Cast: Denki Akechi & Takasu Motojin. July 8 1999

1999 (Dec): Performs in "Claims Transformation '99" in Osaka with Tanihige and Takagi Sao-nushi.

2000: "Disturbed Rope" presented by LOFT/PLUS ONE with Tachibana Mari. Feb 3 2000.

2000 (Sep): Oniroku Dan attends 60th Birthday Party.

2000: LOFT/PLUS ONE presents "Black Market ~ Black Market" at SM Club Garasha. Cast: Denki Akechi, Raika, Minako Ogawa. Nov 17 2000.

2000 (Dec): Undergoes surgery for chronic heart disease and pauses Kinbaku activity.

2001: Opens SM club Garasha in Ikebukuro with Takagi Sao-nushi. Dec 1 2001.

2001: Resumes performing at Salon Gracia with Raika. Dec 22 2001.

2002: The long Awaited Revival of Denki Akechi Show" at Salon Gracia with model Yui Koike. Jan 5 2002.

2002: LOFT/PLUS ONE presents at "Reincarnation - The First Tie of The New Year!" extremists SM bondage event. Cast: Denki Akechi, Keijo Yumeji, Ito Mai & Mai Randa. Jan 11 2002.

2002: Lectures with Mai Randa at "2nd Bondage Introductory Attrition Meeting". Nov 24 2002.

2003: Holds bondage workshops on the subject of rape with Tsukihana.

2004: Interview with Yoshikazu Hayakawa on the subject "Groups surrounding SM celebrities. Mar 13 2004.

2004: Appears in "The SM Final" at Show Up, Omiya.

2004: Appears in Mary Aoi's "Demon". Oct 9 2004

2005: Attends Kinoko Hajime bondage workshops "Beauty and The Beast". Mar 24 2005

2005 (Apr): Shoots "Bondage Skills Form Treasury".

2005: Dies of multi-organ failure. Jul 17 2005 10:36am.

2005: Denki Akechi Memorial Service at Tokyo Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan, organised by Oniroku Dan, Takasu Motojin, Denjiro Sakurada & Yoshikazu Hayakawa. Sep 6 2005

2005: LOFT/PLUS ONE presents "A Tribute to Denki Akechi" at Shinjuku Art Center, with Raika, Mai Randa, Kurumi Mira, Katsuragi Ayano, Mai Ito & Kanda Tsubaki. Sep 6 2005.

Selected Works


  • SM Document The Mania (Bondage by Denki Akechi) (DaiPro, 1984)
  • Video Sexy Club3 (Jiyu Planning, 1985)
  • Young Masochistic Lady Kanako (Bondage by Denki Akechi) (VIP, 1985)
  • Flesh Types of a Young Lady (Bondage by Denki Akechi) (Hatena Planning, 1985)
  • Natural Masochism (Bondage: Denki Akechi, Featuring: Yumi Matsuda) (VIP, 1985)
  • Secrets of Shibari (Clean Bunny Mots Corporation, 1997)
  • Treasury of Kinbaku Skills and Forms Vol.1 (with Takumi Miura) (Bakuyukai, 2005)
  • Treasury of Kinbaku Skills and Forms Vol.2 (with Takumi Miura) (Bakuyukai, 2005)

Chaos Project


AVS Edition Denki Akechi's World

Photo Books

  • Ukiyo Soushi - Pleasure and a Little Pain - Kate Asabuki Kinbaku Photo Collection (Hokuo Shobo, 1995) Bondage: Denki Akechi.
  • Perverse Pleasures (WaniMagazine, 1996) Section on Denki Akechi.
  • Tokyo Strip - Hitomi Shimizu (Mot’s, 1998) Bondage: Denki Akechi.
  • Tamayura (MagazineHouse, 1998) Denki Akechi without sunglasses.
  • Punishment - Naoko Hayashiba (Mot's, 2001) Bondage: Denki Akechi.
  • Akechi (Shinpusha, 2007) Bondage: Denki Akechi.


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